Monday, 20 January 2014

NAG Newsletter January 2014

Thanks to Oliver Waitze of the New Acoustic Gallery (NAG) in Wuppertal, Germany, for the January 2014 issue of its newsletter. The NAG stocks the finest acoustic instruments and accessories for bluegrass, gypsy music, and other genres, offers a repair service, and organises workshops and concerts.

Some of the outstanding instruments that have recently come into stock include a used Recording King RK R80 5-string banjo and a Stanford Big Bang baritone guitar. More information is on the NAG website.

The New Acoustic Gallery's workshop programme for 2014 includes a one-day mandolin workshop with Mike Marshall (above) on Saturday 26 April - a  day of intensive mandolin instruction with this master mandolin virtuoso, concentrating on tone production, clear articulation of notes, left-hand work, chord-finding, and rhythmic patterns in various musical genres, with opportunities for playing in a 'one on one' master-class setting. Booking (€150) and information: +49 0202/94672730.

Other workshops with Oliver Waitze include:

* a flat-picking / plectrum guitar workshop on 12 April (10:00-17:00); booking (€100) and information: +49 0202/94672730;

* the Toskana Med Music School, 30 Aug.-6 Sept. 2014; and

* the bluegrass / flat-picking workshop at Bluegrass Camp Munich in Aschau / Chiemgau, 10-13 Oct. 2014.


New Acoustic Gallery
Schloss Lüntenbeck, Lüntenbeck 1
D - 42327 Wuppertal
Tel. +49 (0)202 94672730